Women in and out of Uniform

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Unread post02 Jun 2018, 16:59

Silvia Rappo, Only Female Pilot and Left Wing for the Italian Aerobatics Flight Team "Pioneers Formation"
Zhengzhou Air Show 27th April - 01 May 2018 and Avignon Air Show 2017
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Unread post05 Jun 2018, 22:56

Hi,
Could anyone download this file from the address below ,please?

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Unread post06 Jun 2018, 09:23

Been a while since I have seen one of these - pm me if you get no joy
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Unread post06 Jun 2018, 10:59

Ayla Holdom Is The Only Female Helicopter Pilot On The UK Police Force.
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"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post17 Jun 2018, 02:17

"When a fifth-generation fighter meets a fourth-generation fighter—the [latter] dies,”
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Unread post18 Jun 2018, 23:21

Captain Sarah Dallaire, Canada's second female Snowbird pilot

SOIREE WITH THE SNOWBIRDS
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Members of the Snowbird team are pictured with Dave Morgan and Damian MacInnis of Celtic Air Services, as well as Fire Chiefs from the Port Hawkesbury and Port Hastings Volunteer Fire Departments.
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Snowbird enthusiasts Alexis Morgan and Sarah Morgan were thrilled to meet pilot Captain Sarah Dallaire during the Soiree with the Snowbirds at the Port Hawkesbury Airport.
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Unread post27 Jun 2018, 01:34

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Recruitment numbers must be soaring now. 8)
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Unread post27 Jun 2018, 20:07

Unknown French Mirage Female Fighter pilot (Femme pilote de chasse)
Anyone know more about her ,please?
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Unread post27 Jun 2018, 20:19

France Mirage F1 Female Fighter Pilots (Femme pilote de chasse)
Two instructors, two female student pilots, debrief by walking
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The lady pilot (2nd from right) is lieutenant Chrystel Nadeau-Gonnet, but I don't know who's that another lady pilot from left.. Anyone has more info about this pic ,please?
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Unread post11 Jul 2018, 01:21

JROTC applauds first female cadet pilot Andria Webb , youngest pilot

https://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/2015/12/23/jrotc-applauds-first-female-cadet-pilot-youngest-pilot/77846300/

Christmas came early for 2015 Hurricane High School graduate Andria Webb.Webb, a cadet in Washington County’s JROTC program, passed her “checkride” last week and became the first female participant in the program’s decade-long existence to earn her pilot’s license.“I’ve always wanted to fly since I knew about it,” Webb said Tuesday during an interview at the JROTC’s offices at Dixie High School. “My dad would take me out at night to look at the sky, and I saw those lights going across and I asked him, ‘What’s that?’ And he said, ‘That’s a plane.’ And right away, I said, ‘I’m going to do that,’ and he was like, ‘All right, sweetheart, whatever.’”If there was perhaps a tone of disbelief in her father’s voice, Webb didn’t stop believing in her declaration.“I was going to try and graduate early (from high school) and then go get my pilot’s license. But then I found (the JROTC program) and I decided to take advantage of it,” Webb said. When she injured ligament and bone in both arms while playing soccer, she ended up having to sit out her preparations for a year. But now she plans to continue on and obtain all the available pilot ratings – instrument flight, instruction, multi-engine planes, commercial, airline transport – and possibly gain on-the-job training as an airplane mechanic in the interim. There is still one more delay to overcome – Webb leaves next week to serve as a missionary in Milwaukee for a year and a half. “I’ll figure out the rest of my life when I get back,” she said. Retired Air Force Col. Glenn Whicker, the senior aerospace science instructor who directs the JROTC program, lauded Webb’s accomplishments and her drive to succeed. “I never had a female student pilot in the Air Force, and Andria is the first female JROTC cadet to make it all the way to licensure in my 10 years here! Yes, I’m proud!” he wrote in an email after Webb completed the final requirement of the FAA’s “practical test standards” for becoming licensed, something she financed herself. On Tuesday, Whicker praised Webb as well as Pine View High School senior Justin Lewis, who gained his pilot license in October, barely past the first quarter of the year. Lewis was both the youngest JROTC cadet to get his license and the fastest to complete all the requirements after starting the flying portion of his training in January, Whicker said.“I just blew through it,” said Lewis, who plays baseball for his school. “It’s almost like a miracle. Everything just lined up for me.”Lewis said he plans to attend Utah Valley University, which gives college credit to high school graduates who have already completed pilot ground school and obtained their licenses, according to Whicker. But Lewis’ ultimate aim is to be a fighter pilot in the Navy or Air Force.“I’ve always, since I was a child, been interested in the military. … When they brought the airshow down here in 2012, a couple years ago, that’s really what sparked an interest in me,” he said. Lewis is a special assistant to Whicker in the leadership program, having served as the cadets’ senior enlisted adviser while Webb said she “goofed off” and mostly just enjoyed the JROTC for its access to the skies. Lewis said his first big cross-country flight remains memorable because it was also his first real experience with night flying. After visiting the Grand Canyon at sunset, he and Whicker turned back toward the lights of St. George. “We had to fly back at night and everything was pitch black,” Lewis said. “When we came back into town, we were ready for the landing and (Whicker) was showing me how to use the radio. … Before I knew it, it’s like ‘Bam’ we hit the runway.” A failed landing light was the culprit for catching Lewis by surprise, and a lesson in the importance of using instruments in low visibility situations. Webb had a little more excitement when a brake failed as she and Whicker were landing after a training flight. “It was just the left brake. We had the right brake,” the pair joked. “It was pretty hard to get it stopped.” Whicker said they had to alternate between using the functioning brake and the left rudder to keep the plane straight while coming to a stop. Webb said she wasn’t scared as Whicker took control and relied on her for assistance, but her voice became animated as she talked about it. “He said, ‘Help me,’ so I’m, like, there and I’m, like, trying to do the rudders and not touch anything else. … And I’m pushing on the brake, on the right, trying to get my foot up there, keeping my left one down on the rudder, before we realized the left brake wasn’t working, then I, like, dropped it, like, trying to get both of them (on the rudder), and I was pushing …” she said, ending with an excited squeak that broke her calm demeanor. “That wasn’t scary,” she said again. After Lewis and Webb completed their solo flights, they added their own severed neckties to a makeshift memorial on the JROTC classroom wall. There are 13 hanging in a row, now, representing cadets from Hurricane, Dixie, Desert Hills and Pine View. Only Snow Canyon High School has yet to field a cadet in the program who has soloed in a plane, Whicker said. New JROTC wing at PVHS Beginning next year, the JROTC cadets will be meeting in separate groups and competing against each other. The Air Force recently approved a second wing that will be located at Pine View High. The second wing is not only a sign of the JROTC’s continued growth and success since it began at Dixie in 2006, but also a convenience for the program as it continues to grow. Pine View and Snow Canyon now have five-period class schedules, but Dixie, Hurricane and Desert Hills still have four, Whicker said. “This year has been really a challenge to make the scheduling work,” Whicker said. “We had to add quite a few sections of classes in order to accommodate the 5-by-5 schedules. … And the cadets who wanted to come to the program, they have to actually sacrifice two class periods to come to one JROTC class.” Now, with the Pine View wing set to open in August, it and Snow Canyon can create a program that works with their schedules, and the other three high schools can continue to work with their four-class schedules at Dixie. Retired Senior Master Sgt. Doc Thomas, a fixture in Dixie’s program for eight years, will open the Pine View program while the district looks for a new senior instructor that will be Whicker’s counterpart. Whicker said one retired lieutenant colonel has already flown to St. George to investigate the opportunity earlier in the week. “I don’t think they’ll have any trouble finding anybody. St. George is such a primo spot,” he said. The JROTC is a leadership program administered by the Air Force that doesn’t require military commitment of its cadets, although students who have gone on to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the Academy at West Point have earned particular praise. Whicker said he tries to keep tabs on all the students as they move on with their careers. “These guys made the most of their high school career. I’ve been really proud of them. I wish I’d had the opportunity (to get my pilot’s license) in high school,” he said. “I really get a kick out of seeing a high school student do something big like that.”
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JROTC cadet Andria Webb smiles during a training flight earlier this year. Webb completed her "checkride" Dec. 16, becoming the first female cadet in the program to earn her pilot's license.
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Unread post16 Jul 2018, 21:32

Mujer piloto de un EC-725 Cougar
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Unread post16 Jul 2018, 21:52

Fernanda Pinette, Mexico City's Female Air Ambulance Helicopter Pilot
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Ella es Fernanda, la mujer "condor" de la CDMX
Fernanda Pinette lleva 20 anos con agrupamiento COndores; atiende emergencias, tralados de enfermos y monitoreos
Despues de 20 anos como parte de los Condores, Fernanda Pinette ha realizado distintas actividades dentro de la Direction General de Servicios Aereos; fue paramedico y piloto.
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Unread post17 Jul 2018, 19:17

A former air force pilot who's now a British Airways first officer on Boeing 777s reveals the differences between flying 'ejection seat' planes and huge airliners
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5945791/Sophie-Polwin-used-Canadian-Air-Force-pilot-flies-Boeing-777s-British-Airways.html
British Airways Boeing 777 first officer Sophie Polwin has flown fast Hawk jets for the Canadian Air Force
The 36-year-old says that it's a real buzz flying 250ft above the ground at eight miles a minute
She has also flown military transport planes and counts the Canadian Prime Minister as a former passenger

‘It’s hard not to get the blood flowing when you zip into a G-suit, clip an oxygen mask to your face and tear around the skies at eight miles a minute pulling 4G at 250ft above the ground!’ British Airways Boeing 777 first officer Sophie Polwin, 36, is waxing lyrical about her flying experiences – but don’t worry, she’s not describing flights for the national carrier. Ms Polwin, originally from Canada, is telling MailOnline Travel about how exhilarating it is to fly ‘ejection-seat’ fighter aircraft in the Canadian Air Force, where she served before transitioning to civilian airliners.She adds: ‘Formation flying was also genuinely exciting. There is something about being feet from another aircraft and relying on hand signals or pre-briefed manoeuvres to relay what is going to happen next. Formation landings and touching down side by side on the same runway were particularly awesome and satisfying.’ Ms Polwin is one of hundreds of ex-armed forces pilots flying with BA.
She says: ‘The airline is very proud of its people who have served, or continue to serve, and through its ‘managed path’ scheme it bridges the gap for those who are coming out of the forces and looking for a second career with the airline.‘In the military I flew the Slingsby Firefly for my primary flight training, followed by the Harvard II (T-6) for my basic flying training. I was then selected for jets and moved on to the Hawk 115 for Advanced Flying Training. ‘After graduating on the jet with my military wings, I became a “pipeline instructor”, which means I stayed within the training system I had just graduated from and taught on the Harvard II. ‘My final posting within the Canadian Air Force was at 437(T) Squadron in Trenton, Ontario, on the Airbus 310 (known as the CC-150 Polaris). This fulfilled a multi-role of transport, tanking and VIP operations. 'I was incredibly fortunate to have flown the Prime Minister and Governor General of Canada, on separate occasions, safely returned troops home after deployments in Afghanistan and delivered fuel to multi-national fast jets over the southern Mediterranean in support of Operation Ellamy in Libya in 2011. ‘Being an airborne gas station (callsign Petrol) in that environment was nerve-wracking because we had a critical role to serve whilst having to stay out of harm’s way and ensure that we didn’t run out of fuel ourselves. It was fascinating to have other countries and aircraft we hadn’t refuelled before coming up alongside and requesting a top up.’ Ms Polwin lives in Lincolnshire with her husband, who is a fast jet pilot. He flies Typhoons with the RAF. And his squadron took part in the Libya operation. Ms Polwin says: ‘Disappointingly we weren’t in theatre at the same time.’ She says that the main difference between flying a jetliner and a military aircraft is the handling. She continues: ‘The key difference between flying a fighter jet and an airliner, such as the B777, is the raw handling of the aircraft. Airliners have slimmer margins for things such as service ceiling (how high the aircraft can climb before running out of energy), G Force tolerance, angle of bank and many other elements. Airliners are very much automated and can even be landed without the pilot touching the controls. This is called an autoland and is used when the visibility at the airport is below a certain limit. Of course the pilot is then needed to taxi and park the aircraft, and communicate with air traffic control! Fundamentally, flying an airplane is the same no matter what the aircraft type.’ The transition from one to the other, meanwhile, was tricky. She says: ‘Transitioning from a military aircraft to the B777 certainly wasn’t easy, just as doing anything for the first time is expected to take practice. There’s a lot more to operating the B777 than simply flying, such as working as a team with the other members of the crew, learning about the complexities of the company and delivering top notch service to customers. 'There is a lot to learn and absorb in a tight timeframe but this is achieved with state-of-the art flight simulators, fully digitised manuals and experienced colleagues to guide and mentor trainees. After almost two years, I still feel that I am learning something on every trip, so the training never stops! ‘I must say that I was nervous and excited the first time I took off at the controls of the B777. The simulator is very realistic but being in the aircraft for the first time is a completely different experience. I think I was too busy to be nervous for long as there are so many checks to follow before the aircraft can get airborne. Also, Heathrow is such a busy airport that despite the taxi time being quite long, there is always a conversation going on over the radio or other aircraft to look out for.’ And if something should go wrong, she feels her military training puts her in good stead to deal with it. She says: ‘Having been a military pilot I would like to say that I can remain calm under pressure and am good at working with a team. The military taught me core values such as integrity and respect, but I also learned to use my voice if I felt strongly enough about something. All good tools for a safe and effective operation.’ And her favourite seat? Business class, of course. She says: ‘That’s 4K. If I can’t be in the flight deck, I love to look out the window or follow the aircraft’s flight path on the in-flight entertainment system. It’s fun to see where the aircraft is and then look out the window and be able to identify a feature or a city that we’re flying over. On the routes that go quite northerly across the Atlantic, Greenland is absolutely stunning on a clear day.’
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This image shows Ms Polwin during her Canadian Air Force days. She flew a variety of jets for it - including the Hawk 115
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Ms Polwin poses next to a Canadian Air Force CC-150 Polaris. She says 'this fulfilled a multi-role of transport, tanking and VIP operations'
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British Airways Boeing 777 first officer Sophie Polwin, 36, flew fast jets for the Canadian Air Force
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She tells MailOnline Travel that 'it’s hard not to get the blood flowing when you zip into a G-suit, clip an oxygen mask to your face and tear around the skies at eight miles a minute pulling 4G at 250ft above the ground'
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Ms Polwin says: 'Formation flying was also genuinely exciting. There is something about being feet from another aircraft and relying on hand signals or pre-briefed manoeuvres to relay what is going to happen next. Formation landings and touching down side by side on the same runway were particularly awesome and satisfying'
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Ms Polwin lives in Lincolnshire with her husband, who is a fast jet pilot. He flies Typhoons with the RAF
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Ms Polwin says: 'The key difference between flying a fighter jet and an airliner, such as the B777, is the raw handling of the aircraft'
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Ms Polwin is pictured here at London Heathrow on the flight deck of a 777. She says: 'I must say that I was nervous and excited the first time I took off at the controls of the B777. The simulator is very realistic but being in the aircraft for the first time is a completely different experience'
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British Airways has hundreds of ex-military pilots in its ranks. Ms Polwin, pictured at Heathrow's Terminal 5, says that her military training gave her the confidence to speak out if she thinks something is not right
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Unread post26 Jul 2018, 00:59

Agents of Change, Top 20 Under 40
Influencing the future of Canadian aviation and aerospace
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Leah Marcoux
Assistant Chief Flying Instructor, KF Aerospace Defense Programs
Southport, MB

Leah Marcoux, age 30, has spent nine years building her aviation career with KF Aerospace, currently serving as assistant chief flying instructor for Grob Operations within the organization’s Defense Programs division. She helps manage the flight training for approximately 200 student pilots and navigators annually for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), based in Southport, Manitoba. Marcoux joined KF Aerospace’s instructor team in 2009 and was promoted to assistant chief flying instructor in 2011. Her position is only one of two in Canada, where she manages a staff of civilian flight instructors and military students, while working in concert with the CFI and various DND staff members. She manages to maintain her civilian qualifications in addition to her RCAF supervisory training duties. She now instructs students on the Grob 120, which is fully IFR and aerobatic certified. As a Class I flight instructor, she helps these students to often realize their dreams by graduating as winged military pilots with the RCAF, ready to be deployed around the world. As a former air cadet, Marcoux gives back to the cadet program by serving as a board member, helping to select cadets for power flying scholarships. The training aspect of KF Aerospace took on even more importance in May 2018, when it aligned with CAE to form SkyAlyne Canada, a 50/50 joint venture that will focus on developing military pilot and aircrew training in Canada. Currently, CAE and KF Aerospace deliver all phases of pilot training to the RCAF through the NATO Flying Training in Canada program managed by CAE, and the Contracted Flying Training and Support program managed by KF Aerospace. The two companies will continue to manage these programs as currently contracted, while SkyAlyne focuses on building synergies between the two programs. The move will give KF Aerospace more power to provide RCAF with access to world-class training, which becomes particularly critical as the Canadian government works toward determining its next generation fighter jet.
Cecily Kennedy
Chief Pilot, Fast Air ,Winnipeg, MB

Cecily Kennedy, age 37, has been in Canada’s aviation industry since 2002. After becoming an assistant chief pilot in 2013, she moved to Fast Air in 2016 to serve as its chief pilot. Founded in 1995, Fast Air today holds Manitoba’s largest charter fleet of turboprop, rotary wing and business jet aircraft (20 aircraft in total) operating out of a private terminal at the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. The company also provides expertise in sales, avionics, maintenance, aircraft management, charter services and an FBO location. Kennedy is current on the Hawker 800, King Air 200 and 350 aircraft, while also providing expertise as an Approved Check Pilot. In this capacity, and serving as chief pilot, she ensures that the training standards for up to 40 pilots is managed and maintained to meet Fast Air’s standards. “This position is especially challenging with the high turnover of flight crews at this time. In addition to this, she has gained the respect of the flight crews for her ability to get things done on their behalf,” explains Dennis Lyons of Fast Air. Kennedy recently became involved with the Elevate Aviation program, based out of Edmonton, AB, to help provide opportunities for young woman in Canadian aviation. She has already hosted one group of aspiring aviation youth from Manitoba at Fast Air, showing them firsthand what career opportunities are available. In May 2018, Elevate received $426,000 in funding from the Federal government to expand its program across the country.
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Congratulations to Cecily Kennedy, Chief Pilot of Fast Air for being recognized as one of the Agent of Change Top 20 under 40 by WINGS magazine!
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